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New Book for Switchers
Tuesday September 27, 2005 2.56 PM EST

O'Reilly has released "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition", a 520-page book by David Pogue and Adam Goldstein that promises to make the transition to the Mac for Windows users painless. The book is available for $24.95 US.

O'Reilly - "Tired of fighting spyware? Frustrated by the constant barrage of ever-more-persistant viruses? For these reasons and others, both neophytes and die-hard Windows PC users are turning to the Mac in increasing numbers. Some have security concerns, others are simply beguiled by the undeniable "cool" factor of a computer that operates, looks, and feels as slick as your iPod. And with the advent of the $500 Mac mini, price is no longer an obstacle for those considering making the switch to these elegantly designed, reliable, and user-friendly computers."

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition begins with a crash course in Mac essentials, including all the nifty features you see when you turn the machine on, and continues with sections on making the transition to the Mac as smooth as possible:

  Moving In: how to haul your software, settings, and even peripherals (like printers and monitors) across the chasm from the PC to the Mac. It covers the easy parts (copying over documents, pictures, and music files) and the harder ones (transferring email, address books, buddy lists, etc.).

  Making Connections: where to find your Internet settings on the old Windows machine and where to plug them in on the Macintosh. It demystifies Apple's Internet software suite--Mail, Address Book, Safari, and iChat.

  Putting Down Roots: how to become a Macintosh power user. You'll learn how to set up private accounts for people who share a Mac, navigate the System Preferences program, and operate the 50 free bonus programs that come with Mac OS .

  Two appendixes cover troubleshooting and installation and provide a "Where'd It Go?" dictionary of where to find familiar controls in the new Macintosh environment. A third appendix explains standard Mac keystrokes.

More Information:
  Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition
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